Morehead State senior catcher Chris Robinson was named a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American as selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Thursday.
The 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year was listed as the top catcher in Division I and the only OVC player on the 17-member first team.
"This is a wonderful honor for Chris," Morehead Coach Mike McGuire said. "He has put together a phenomenal season with consistency right from the start. Chris is part of a group of men who have put Morehead State in the national spotlight. The awards and accolades are well-deserved."
Ten of the 17 First-Team All-Americans are from the "power" conferences. Robinson is the fourth league player to be named an All-American by Collegiate Baseball since 2010.
A native of Uxbridge, Ontario, Robinson ranks second nationally in hits (98), runs (77) and total bases (160), fourth in RBI (69), fifth in batting average (.412) and sixth in doubles (25). Robinson leads the OVC in batting average, hits, runs and total bases, while ranking third in doubles and RBI.
Robinson owns a .990 fielding percentage and has stolen a team-best 10 bases.
Louisville pitchers Kyle Funkhouser and Zack Burdi were named to the third team.
■ Morehead State opens play Friday at 6 p.m. against No. 3 national seed and regional host Louisville.
Louisville (43-16) won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title and set a league record for overall wins. The Cardinals, who are 25-6 at home this season, are making their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance. Louisville leads the series with Morehead State 44-35. The teams met every season from 1999-2014.
Morehead State (38-20), which won the OVC Tournament for the first time since 1993, is making its first regional appearance since 1983. MSU also played in a regional in 1977.